Category Archives: Cultural Norms, Traditions, & Lifestyles

I Survived (Ashley Wilson)

I SURVIVED MY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL…kind of. My mind is a little tattered after the first week, a couple of classes left me bind boggled you could say. They speak so darn fast! But I came out un scared. … Continue reading

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Life in Cato Manor (Austin Plier)

As of this past Thursday, my homestay experience in Cato Manor (an area that is like a “neighborhood” within Durban, only much bigger) began. Just like everything else in the SIT program, the selection of this particular area has significant … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Tokyo, Japan! (Brian Campbell)

Holiday break is now over and I have now begun the final 2 months of classes before the semester is over.  During the break, I got an interesting look at some holiday traditions in Japan. Although Christmas is very popular … Continue reading

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Looking Back (Pat Pederson)

Having had a little while to reflect on my experiences in Europe has allowed me to appreciate the time that I had.  Living in Valencia, Spain and traveling to other parts of Europe (including France and England) opened my eyes … Continue reading

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Metaphors in Ecuador (Gwen Hasenberg)

Last night I had an interesting dream.  I was packing up my suitcases.   While I was packing I kept remembering more and more stuff that I needed to bring with me and more and more stuff just kept appearing out of nowhere that … Continue reading

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Leaving London (Alex Yurk)

As I begin my last week here, I’ve got 2 final papers, a final exam, 3 days of work left and 6 days left in London.  I don’t know where the time went.  I remember as if it wasyesterday arriving in … Continue reading

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I Could Get Used to This (Keri Hodnik)

This semester, I have been interning at a company called ETX Capital. It is a spread betting firm in the heart of London. If you do not know what spread betting is, it is basically wagering on moves in the … Continue reading

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Christmas During the Australian Summer (Dale Bishop)

Maybe it is because I have lived in the snowy woods of Wisconsin my whole life, but I have a really hard time excepting that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Since all of my Christmases have been a … Continue reading

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Why I am a Bad Ugandan (Megan Henning)

I don’t like Matoke I walk quickly I eat while walking I only speak English I actually need to wash my hair I prefer to wear pants I don’t do heals I don’t actually know what the taxi conductor says … Continue reading

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Taxi Cab Confessions (Matt Cahill)

Coming into Dublin I did not know much, but over the past couple months I have learned a lot from the locals. When we first got here, people on the street would walk with us to where it was we … Continue reading

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